Chow Mei Fun (at home!)

 

Chow Mei Fun is one of my husband’s very favorite “take-out” dishes. There’s something about those whisper-thin and light noodles that just makes his day. Imagine his delight when I figured out how to make it home for a fraction of the cost and with the freshest of ingredients!

 

Chow Mei Fun (at home)

Chicken Chow Mei Fun
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 4-6
 
Light, thin rice or cellophane noodles make this dish wonderfully fresh and satisfying without weighing you down. The combination of thinly sliced veggies adds brightness and crunch-- and is also a good way to sneak in a wide variety of vegetables for those who don't eat enough of them!
Ingredients
  • 1 package rice noodles or cellophane noodles (sometimes called "bean threads")
  • 2 tablespoons sesame or olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast, very thinly sliced (uncooked)*
  • 1 onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups shredded/julienned carrrots
  • 1½ cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
Instructions
  1. Place uncooked noodles in large bowl.
  2. Fill large pot with water and put on to boil.
  3. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, chicken stock, ginger, pepper, and corn starch. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in wok or very large skillet over medium-high heat. Once shimmering, add chicken, carrots, and onion. Stir frequently with wooden spoon until chicken is cooked through. (This only takes a few minutes.)
  5. Meanwhile, once water is boiling, remove pot from stove and pour boiling water over the noodles in the bowl. Allow to sit. This will cook them-- no further work needed from you until it's time to drain them!
  6. Add cabbage and broccoli to the wok/skillet and cook for an additional three minutes, until cabbage just starts to wilt down.
  7. Pour in eggs and toss until cooked through, about a minute.
  8. Drain the noodles. Add contents of wok/skillet to the large bowl. Pour sauce over noodles, chicken, and veggies. Toss to coat.
  9. Serve immediately.

Cooking Mei Fun

*You can easily swap out 1/2 pound of shrimp or a pork chop or two for the chicken in this recipe– play around and have fun with your food!

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